Finding engaging English lesson plans for hard-to-impress high school teenagers is no small task. Here you will find hundreds of helpful teaching ideas, units and themes that can be used for a range of grades and abilities, including AP English suggestions.
This workbook is geared toward 12th grade students who are beginning the college essay process. It could also be used with 11th grade students in the spring of their junior year.
Use this December reading packet to assess students during the month of December, while reading a classic work of literature as well!
A fun and engaging way to provide extra review and support for AP exams. This looks at poetry analysis and at how to write about any novel using prompts tailored from past AP exams.
Want to cover one more work of Shakespeare in your high school curriculum? English and History teachers, team up for two days of exciting and engaging fun as you begin a quick study of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.
The complexity of this popular Shakespearean comedy play can overwhelm some students, so finding creative interpretations can help pique their interest and increase their understanding of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Studying Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream invites students to study some of the most beautiful and lyrical language in any of Shakespeare’s plays. As with any work of Shakespeare’s, it takes some time for students to adjust to the language and truly master the art of reading the Bard.
When studying Shakespeare, especially one of his comedies, you want to ensure that students get a feel for the language and nuance of his wit and humor. The best thing teachers can do is have them stand up and perform.
Did you know the phrase “to catch a cold” originated in one of Shakespeare’s plays? These thirteen common phrases that came from Shakespeare will be a surprise to your students, and get them interested in the English Bard.
If your students are interested in love and adventure they will love these modern adaptations of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. This lesson plan has students creating a video review of one of these modern films.
Two modern films about Shakespeare that high school students love are ‘Shakespeare in Love’ and ‘Elizabeth’. This lesson plan is a great way to get kids excited about English.